For student-athletes who are looking to compete at the highest level-and have the skills to back it up-an NCAA Division 1 women’s soccer program is probably the best choice. Athletes who compete at NCAA D1 women’s soccer colleges were usually the best players on their high school and club teams and are passionate about their sport. D1 women’s soccer colleges push their athletes to really focus on the sport, offering little time for extracurricular activities outside of schoolwork.
Currently, there are 333 NCAA D1 women’s soccer colleges across the country. D1 women’s soccer colleges offer scholarships but bear in mind that not all programs are fully funded. It’s crucial to develop a relationship with the coach to learn more about how each particular program handles scholarship opportunities.
The NCAA D1 women’s soccer championship, also known as the Women’s College Cup, is a tournament that fields 64 teams. The tournament usually begins in November, with the championship game occurring in early December. Stanford University is the current title-holder.
NCSA understands the importance of finding a school that meets the athletic, academic, social and financial needs of a student-athlete and their family. That’s why we’ve created Power Rankings that analyze data on cost, academics, size and more, to help student-athletes and their families find the right college fit. Visit our Power Rankings page to view a full list of the top D1 women’s soccer programs.
The NCAA produces its own women’s soccer rankings that can be found on the NCAA website.